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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

School Supply Packs!

Save yourself time and the hassle of shopping for school supplies by ordering school supply packs for next year! Thank you to PTO for coordinating this!


www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks


Enter ID Code BEN040

Important Reminder from the Nurse: Medication Pick Up

· Please pick up your child’s medication in the clinic.

· McKinney ISD has a policy against sending any medication home with a student. Parents must come in personally and pick up any medications remaining in the clinic. We will NOT send home medication with your child for any reason.

· Medication left in the clinic on the last day of school will be disposed at the end of the day on June 7, 2018.

· No exceptions!

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Visitor Safety Procedures

In an effort to continue to improve our safety and security procedures, new signs have been installed across the district where visitors ring in to the building. These signs direct visitors to state their full name, student's name, and the purpose of visit to campus as well as show their photo ID to the camera prior to entering the building. Thank you for helping us adhere to this district standard. Please also help us by not allowing anyone in the building behind you. All visitors should follow this same protocol.

New Student Registration!!!

Registration for Kindergarten and students new to Bennett is May 1st – June 8th, from 8:30AM – 2:45PM. The online portion MUST be done first at the McKinney ISD website https://www.mckinneyisd.net/enrollment/2018-19-new-student-enrollment. Once that is completed, parents may bring the required documents to school to complete the registration process. You will need the following documents:

1. Birth Certificate

2. Proof of Residency (Utility bill, lease agreement, or house contract)

3. Shot Records

4. Social Security Card (preferred but not required)


If you have any questions, please contact our registrar, Melissa Smith, melismith@mckinneyisd.net or 469.302.5400.

EOY Celebrations!

Join us for our EOY celebrations! Each grade level will celebrate the great memories from this year through songs, videos and sharing. This is a dress up event for our students.


Tuesday, May 29: Kinder 8:30AM; 5th Grade 2PM (4th/5th Grade switch specials)

Wednesday, May 30: 1st Grade 8:30AM; 4th Grade 2PM

Thursday, May 31: 3rd Grade 8:30AM; 2nd Grade 2PM

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May Learning Commons News . . .

May News from the Counselor . . .

Check out the counselor news for this month including how to sign up to be a Bear Buddies mentor and information about College and Career Week! https://www.smore.com/gn3wc
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Coming Up!

Wednesday, May 30 - 1st grade EOY Celebration at 8:30, 4th grade EOY Celebration at 2:00, PTO Cherry Berry 3:00-9:00

Thursday, May 31 – 3rd grade EOY Celebration at 8:30 & 2nd grade EOY Celebration at 2:00

Friday, June 1 – Water for Otters presentation for students

Wednesday, June 6 – K-4th Class Parties 1:45-2:30, 5th grade Class Party - Lunch from 11:30–12:00, Pool Party 12:15-2:30

Thursday, June 7 – Last day of school, 5th grade parents allowed into the main hallways at 2:00, K-4th students/staff line the hallways at 2:05, 5th grade students/teachers enter the building by the kindergarten pod and walk the hallways & down the ramp to the flagpole at 2:10, Flag Lowering Ceremony at 2:30, K-5th back into the building at 2:45, and K-5th dismissal at 3:00

Staff Changes . . .

We have had an incredible year and are already looking forward to an incredible school year in 2018-2019.


Ms. Bleeker and Mrs. Harry have accepted teaching positions closer to home and will not be returning. Mrs. Douglas will be staying home with her new baby. Mrs. Barnes will be leaving the teaching profession to pursue another profession. Mr. Pryor will be moving to Walker Elementary School as the assistant principal.


Here are our teaching teams for the 2018-2019 school year.

Kindergarten: Sullivan, Reinhard, Ray, and TBD

1st Grade: Covey, Fanning, Simmons, Tatum

2nd Grade: Abraham, Hill, Lytle, Recker, Snyder

3rd Grade: Blazek, Cox, Gore, Mosley, Schindler

4th Grade: Baker, Latson, Sapaugh and TBD

5th Grade: Brown, Dusek, Higgins, White

Specials: Gazaway, Hancock, Kingsolver, McNutt

STC Teachers: Boysen, Stapp, STC Paras: Morgan, Tidwell, Para TBD

Resource: Trout, Resource Teacher TBD, Resource Para TBD

Instructional Coach: Allyssa Boley

Parent Feedback . . .

We always welcome your feedback. You are welcome to e-mail, call, or schedule a meeting with Mrs. Holderman and Mrs. Constantinescu. This is also a link to provide feedback, appreciations, compliments, concerns, or suggestions as we continue to ensure we are the BEST school in McKinney. https://goo.gl/forms/bViz4KSi6dEN415C3

Bennett 2017-2018: One Team, One Dream

Thanks for your continued support of our campus!